So we have the boat out of the water this past weekend to install the FAE. Went great, and working great. Can't believe how quiet.
On top of that, we say, well no FAE testing, so lets surf. Where are the life jackets? We took them out in the "lab" and forgot to put them back in. We still had the kids (under 12) because they where these all the time from the car to the dock to boat. We also still had floatation devices so we were legal, but we DO NOT surf without PFDs. So I took a minute, didn't get upset, and just said, "Well, lets go find a nice sheltered place out of the wind to chill".
So we did, and we all just chilled. Layed out, swam, Ashley and Mom read books while in the sun, which is there most favorite thing to do. Dad took the camera and went swimming with it and took some VERY cool video and pictures. These are NOT from the SLR but our handheld HD camera, we have 2. Even when we can't surf or board, we have a blast just laying out on our tige. It wasn't what we planned, but a great family time none the less.
Its funny, because we are always out practicing at the same time the Hoffman girls are out on their epic. My daughters are friends but they def don't like it when they see my wave coming. I give them room. We are always out on weekday afternoons, so plenty of room for everybody. I def get some looks.